Monday, May 31, 2010

Machen On The Law And The Gospel

Machen On The Law And The Gospel by Tullian Tchividjian
As I continue to work through a proper Biblical understanding of the relationship between God’s Law and God’s Gospel, I found this quote from J. Gresham Machen, taken from his book What is Faith? (1925), very helpful:
A new and more powerful proclamation of law is perhaps the most pressing need of the hour; men would have little difficulty with the gospel if they had only learned the lesson of the law. As it is, they are turning aside from the Christian pathway; they are turning to the village of Morality, and to the house of Mr. Legality, who is reported to be very skillful in relieving men of their burdens… ‘Making Christ Master’ in the life, putting into practice ‘the principles of Christ’ by one’s own efforts-these are merely new ways of earning salvation by one’s obedience to God’s commands.
Machen On The Law And The Gospel is a post from: Tullian Tchividjian

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